UN official condemns plan to expel displaced from church grounds in Côte d'Ivoire

The United Nations Emergency Coordinator today condemned a proposed move to expel nearly 3,000 displaced people forcefully from a Roman Catholic mission in Côte d'Ivoire, announced in a Government circular this week, as counter to humanitarian principles.

Annan recommends strong action against those blocking Côte d'Ivoire peace

In the present circumstances Côte d'Ivoire's elections will not be held, as constitutionally required, by the end of next month and the Security Council "may wish to consider taking firm action" against those who try to obstruct the implementation of the country's peace agreements, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan says.

Security Council supports peace efforts and warns of sanctions in Côte d'Ivoire

Security Council President Lauro Baja today reiterated the Council's support for peace efforts in Côte d'Ivoire while also warning opposing factions that those who threaten the peace or violate human rights in the country will be subject to international sanctions.

In Côte d’Ivoire, UN peacekeepers teach how to avoid unexploded munitions

United Nations peacekeepers in Côte d’Ivoire have launched a campaign to help teach children to recognize and avoid unexploded ordnance, after two children were killed in an accident in a central district as the West African country emerges from civil strife.

UN official says Côte d’Ivoire nationals must take ownership of peace process

The peace process in the Côte d’Ivoire has moved from globalization, with United Nations involvement, to Africanization, with African Union (AU) mediation, and now Ivorians must take responsibility for nationalizing the next steps, the head of the UN peacekeeping mission in the West African country said today.

Côte d'Ivoire: western militias reportedly ready to disarm

The United Nations Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (UNOCI) reported today that four militia groups in the western part of the war-divided country have agreed to join in a ceremony marking their intention to disarm and demobilize.

Annan questions abilities of those leaders who foment discord in Côte d’Ivoire

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has challenged the political leadership across the board in the Côte d’Ivoire to stop the destabilization of the West African country.

UN mission in Côte d’Ivoire condemns declarations calling for a coup

The United Nations mission in Côte d’Ivoire today denounced declarations calling for a coup in the West African country as exacerbating existing social and political tensions and impeding efforts to restore peace and stability to the divided country.

In Côte d’Ivoire, UN representative for elections is pleased with first mission

Despite many difficulties, the current momentum in Côte d’Ivoire is positive as it gears up for October elections, the United Nations High Representative for the elections, Antonio Monteiro, said as he wrapped up his first visit to the West African country emerging from conflict.

Security Council calls for Côte d’Ivoire election campaign to be held in peace

The Security Council today called on Côte d’Ivoire’s authorities to ensure that the United Nations peacekeeping forces can move about freely and that the upcoming electoral campaigns in the West African country can be held on time in October and in a peaceful atmosphere.